Our Orangevale location is hosted by Writing with Kris

all classes at this location are scheduled and priced as follows:

  • Description: Literature-based writing

  • Schedule: Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30,

    • Starting date Sept. 4

    • Ending date Nov. 20

  • Cost:

  • Grades:

  • Location: Orangevale First Baptist Church - 8998 Central Ave., Orangevale, CA 95662

  • *The high school classes are developed primarily for early high school students (9/10th graders). All high school students are welcome, and this is a challenging class, but if you are looking for a college prep writing class, we have another option, which is an online class. You can see details about this class on the online classes page.

  • Charter Funds: Kris is a vendor with most charters in the greater Sacramento area (Visions, South Sutter, Horizons, Inspire, PCI, CORE, etc.), so if you plan to use charter funds to pay for any services and do not find Kris’s name on your charter school’s vendor list, contact Kris at info@writingwithkris.com to see if she is able to apply to become a vendor with your charter. If you do pay using Charter Funds, please email Kris at info@writingwithkris.com and be sure to state the student's name and the Charter School.

  • Payment plan options are available for private pay families. Contact Kris at info@writingwithkris.com regarding a plan that will work for you.


We offer the following Literature based Writing Courses here:


  • Teacher: Mrs. Sterrett

  • Grade Level: K -2nd

  • Course Book: Several children’s books

  • Class Description: This class will consist primarily of enrichment activities which will help to develop communication skills, including a love for literature. Students will also have opportunities to develop their fine motor skills, which are necessary for writing.

Introduction to Writing

  • Teacher: Mrs. Patton

  • Grade Level: 3rd-4th

  • Course Book: The Cricket in Times Square

  • See class description here

Beginning Writing

  • Teacher: Mrs. Cordell with Miss Nicole

  • Grade Level: 5th/6th

  • Course Book: The Twenty-One Balloons

  • See class description here

Intermediate Writing

  • Teacher: Mrs. Paduraru

  • Grade Level: 7th-8th

  • Course Book: The Bronze Bow

  • See class description here

Advanced Writing

  • Teacher: Miss Snyder

  • Grade Level: 9th-12th*

  • Course Book: The Last of the Mohicans

  • See class description here

College Prep Writing - not offered at this time

  • Teacher: Karen Malinowski

  • Grade Level: 11th/12th

  • Course Book: TBD

  • Date/Time/Cost TBD

  • This will be an online class